Justices Challenge Health Law on Several Fronts as Hearings Wrap Up

Justices in the Supreme Court’s conservative majority said Wednesday it would be difficult to figure out which parts of the Obama health-care law should survive if one part of it is judged unconstitutional.

In an afternoon session Wednesday, the justices also were unexpectedly receptive to the challengers’ argument that the law’s expansion of the federal-state Medicaid program for the poor unconstitutionally coerces states to spend more on the program.

With six hours of argument complete, it was clear that the justices gave the government a hard time on multiple fronts, leaving the fate of President Barack Obama’s legislation unclear. The court’s decision is expected by the end of June.

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